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Lisa Lockhart, of Oelrichs, South Dakota, honored with the Guy Weadick Award

Barrel Racer Lisa Lockhart, of Oelrichs, South Dakota, left the 2016 Calgary Stampede with the Guy Weadick Award and $10,000 in earnings. Photo by Mike Copeman

Finding a ray of sunshine in a unusually rainy Calgary Stampede in Canada, Barrel Racer Lisa Lockhart, of Oelrichs, South Dakota, was awarded the Guy Weadick Award on the last day of the 10-day marathon rodeo.

"The Guy Weadick Award is presented annually to one chuckwagon or rodeo competitor who embodies what the cowboy stands for, and who best typifies the spirit of the Calgary Stampede. It is based upon ability, appearance, showmanship, character, sportsmanship, and cooperation with other cowboys, the arena crew, media, and the public," as stated on the Guy Weadick Award Website.

Lockhart is "the person best representing Stampede values and Spirit," said Dianne Finstad, Calgary Stampede Blogger.

She also walked away from the rodeo with $10,000 for her barrel racing efforts while at the Stampede.

“The Guy Weadick Award is presented annually to one chuckwagon or rodeo competitor who embodies what the cowboy stands for, and who best typifies the spirit of the Calgary Stampede. It is based upon ability, appearance, showmanship, character, sportsmanship, and cooperation with other cowboys, the arena crew, media, and the public.” Guy Weadick Award website

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Since its inception in 1969, only two other women have received the Guy Weadick Award. Upon being awarded, Lockhart is among such greats as Nine-Time World Champion Bull Rider Ty Murray, who received it in 1990, and World-Champion Tie-Down Roper Stran Smith, who received it in 2007.